Fat Boy’s Burrito Co. made a name for itself with its first location in Bellmore: Now, owner Tony Othman is taking his Tex-Mex fusion creations to Suffolk County.
Othman and his brother Sam launched Fat Boy’s Burrito Co. back in 2017 after spending most of their lives working behind deli counters alongside their family.
“My father was never behind the counter, we’re talking about delis,” Othman said. “He would go and shop for the customers, hold their basket, go over the items with them in the front of the house, almost like a maître d’ would.”
Inspired by their father’s hospitality, the brothers applied the same method of customer service to their business venture.
Othman can be seen at his new East Northport location checking on guests in the front dining room, helping out in the kitchen, and handing customers their to-go orders. Like father, like son.
He says the customer is the “heart and soul” of Fat Boy’s Burrito Co.
“We’re a quick-service establishment with the full-service feel,” Othman said. “You will be greeted when you walk in, you will be checked on while you’re eating. We will bring you your containers, we will grab your tray. It’s nice to go to an establishment where you don’t feel obligated to leave a 20 or 30 percent tip.”
Expanding to Suffolk
The goal was always to open two Fat Boy’s Burrito Co. in both counties on Long Island, Othman said.
After thriving for four years in Bellmore and benefiting from the rise in to-go orders at the height of the pandemic, Othman said he became ready to start looking for the next location.
They struck a deal with the previous tenant and are now open at 4097 Jericho Turnpike in East Northport.
In their new 2,500 square-foot space, Fat Boy’s Burrito Co. offers a wide selection of bowls, tacos, burritos, quesadillas, and more, with a variety of toppings, proteins, and sauces.
They also offer vegetarian options like a jackfruit taco or the “Fat Floret” burrito/bowl made of broccoli-cauliflower adobo, rajas, rice and beans, burrito slaw, creamy lemon coriander, chip stix and salsa fresca.
The new location also has a full liquor license and serves tropical, refreshing drinks, Othman said.
Prior to opening, Othman would offer food samples to other businesses in the area and those employees showed their support for Fat Boy’s Burrito Co. by spreading the word of their opening.
“You can do good, by doing good,” he said. “Our neighbors are awesome, and we can’t wait to be more involved with the community — we’re here to stay.”
Fat Boy’s Burrito Co. in East Northport is open Monday to Saturday, from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. It’s closed on Sundays.
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Top photo: Vegetarian tacos by Fat Boy’s Burrito Co. Photos by Ana Borruto.